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‘Cup Noodles’ Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.

A Beer with Jim Koch

Jim Koch, Founder and Brewer of the Boston Beer Company, known for the legendary beer brand Samuel Adams, was in town last week for Toronto Beer Week. During that time I was fortunate to record a podcast with him, and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my beer drinking lifetime. Show More Summary

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.

Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say ‘Nein’

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops, restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.

Let’s Talk Tiki Bars: Harmless Fun Or Exploitation?

These faux-Polynesian bars first became popular in the 1960s. Now, they're making a comeback. But some Pacific Islanders say there is a darker side to these downtown slices of paradise.

San Diego’s Beer Paradise

San Diego is one of my favourite beer drinking cities, and generally just an amazing place to visit all-around. Recently I was able to spend a couple of days there enjoying the always delicious beer, and was fortunate to be able to chat...Show More Summary

Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Drops To Lowest Level Since Before Great Recession

The government says there was a big drop last year in the number of Americans struggling to get enough to eat, especially children. The USDA credits food aid like the school lunch program and SNAP.

The Choco Taco: Investigating The Mystery Behind A Classic American Treat

Food writer Jason Cohen took a deep dive into the history of the Choco Taco and how it is inspiring high-end chefs and ice cream vendors across the country.

A Torontoian Beer Lover in Los Angeles

Recently I was fortunate to spend a couple of days checking out the beer scene in Los Angeles, California. Although it’s one of the largest cities in North America, the beer scene does not have a long history compared to other beer spots around the continent. Show More Summary

With Water In Short Supply, One California Farmer Grows Feed Indoors

The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed indoors using hydroponics. The new diet is making some Central Valley sheep very happy.

Golden Tap Talk with Ben Johnson and David Ort

The Golden Tap Awards voting season is upon us, and during this time beer lovers in the province get talking. And this year is no different, so Ontario beer writers Ben Johnson, David Ort and I decided to record a podcast to discuss some of the issues of the past, present and future of the Awards. Show More Summary

Japan’s Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.

America’s Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.

The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

When food shortages struck San Francisco, wily entrepreneurs raided the dangerous Farallon Islands for protein-rich eggs from seabirds. In the process, they destroyed both wildlife and each other.

Fines For Meat Industry’s Safety Problems Are ‘Embarrassingly Low’

Slaughterhouses, while safer than decades ago, are some of the country's most hazardous workplaces. They are fined by the government for safety violations, but those fines may not be big enough.

The Roca Brothers, Famous For Fusing Food And Tech, Hit The Road

To international foodies, the Rocas are rock stars of haute cuisine. This summer, they've bolted their restaurant in Spain to cook gourmet pop-up meals in five cities over five weeks.

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